About the Colloquium
February 24 - 25, 2017
Taft Research Center (Edwards 1, Suite 1100)
The idea that human cognition fundamentally reflects the fact that we are animals who move our bodies through space is not new, but it has experienced a significant resurgence of late. But as this intellectual movement spreads, many larger unanswered questions remain. In particular, how do the peculiar human phenomena that humanists (and others!) prize fit with this perspective? How do things like conscious awareness, contemplative thought, inner dialogs, and daydreams, square with embodied cognition approaches? This conference seeks to explain how an embodied approach not only helps us understand conscious awareness but also, in explaining consciousness using an embodied approach, helps us understand other aspects of human existence, such as psychopathology and social interactions.
Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy
Free and Open to the Public.